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Agent Spotlight: Natalie Lakosil

This week's Agent Spotlight features Natalie Lakosil previously of Irene Goodman Literary Agencyand now the founder of Looking Glass Literary & Media

Status: Natalie Lakosil is currently closed to submissions except by referrals. You should check the agency website to find out about her submission status.

natalie-m-fischer About: "Natalie Lakosil began her career in 2008, working as a literary agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Bradford Literary Agency and Irene Goodman Agency before founding Looking Glass Literary & Media in 2023. She had a brief stint as a book reviewer at the San Diego Union Tribune and also managed the Licensing, Subrights and Permissions department for Cognella Academic Publishing for eight years. An honors graduate of the University of San Diego, California, Natalie holds a B.A. in Literature/Writing.
For over fifteen years she has championed and helped to build the careers of numerous award-winning, critically acclaimed and bestselling authors. Natalie represents adult nonfiction, adult cozy mystery/crime, female-driven thrillers, upmarket women’s/general fiction, illustrators, and all ages (picture book, chapter book, MG, YA) of children’s literature, both fiction and nonfiction." (From the agency website)
About the Agency:
Looking Glass Literary & Media was founded in 2023. Our approach is a solution-oriented, client-centric atmosphere driven by passion, honesty, and innovation.

We strive to make sure our authors feel seen, heard, and valued; within our agency, the publishing industry, and the larger world beyond.

Our agency pledges to do all that we can to promote and create a safe and equitable space within the publishing industry. We are committed to advocating for the work of underrepresented and marginalized voices, including LGBTQ+, BIPOC, neurodiverse, and disabled people.” (From the agency website)
MS Wish List.
What She's Looking For:
See Ms. Lakosil's Bio and Manuscript Wish List to learn what she's looking for. 
What She Isn't Looking For:
Anything that is not what is listed above.
Editorial Agent?
There is a page of agency authors on the website. 
Query Methods: Ms. Lakosil is currently closed to queries except for by referral.
E-mail: No.
Snail-Mail: No.  
Online-Form: Yes.
Submission Guidelines (always verify): 
See the agency website for Ms. Lakosil's submission guidelines.
Response Times:
What's the Buzz?
Natalie (Fischer) Lakosil has been representing clients since Sept ‘09. Her clients seem to love her and she's been known to seek out writers online whose excerpts she likes (in other words, she scouts!). The Bradford Literary Agency is very well respected, representing many talented and best-selling authors.
Follow her on Twitter to get a feel for her funny and sweet personality. 
Worth Your Time:
Interviews and Guest Post:
Interview at Only Picture Books (04/2022)
Interview at Books Forward (05/2022)
Interview at Wild Mind for Authors (09/2019)
Interview with Agent Natalie Lakosil at Justin Colon Books (02/2019)
Interview with Brian Liumek(05/2019)
Natalie Lakosil and Lindsey Becker Guest Post at Literary Rambles (04/2017)
Interview at Writing and Illustrating (07/2016)
Please see the agency website for contact and query information.
Last updated: 3/29/2024.
Agent Contacted For Review? Yes
Last Reviewed By Agent?  4/30/2019.
Have any experience with this agent? See something that needs updating? Please leave a comment or e-mail me at natalieiaguirre7@gmail.com

Note: These agent profiles and interviews presently focus on agents who accept children's fiction. Please take the time to verify anything you might use here before querying an agent. The information found here is subject to change.


Unknown said...

Thanks, Casey - she's definitely going on my list!

Hanna C. Howard said...

I agree. She seems like she'd be great to work with. Thanks for your research, Casey!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the great spotlight. She's definitely going on my list too. Wouldn't it be cool for an author named Natalie to be represented by an agent with the same first name?

Anonymous said...

Great information as usual Casey! I'm for sure going to look into this one. She seems a great fit for my WIP!

Jill Wheeler said...

I follow her on Twitter, and she really seems to know her stuff! I plan on querying her once my ms is polished. Just wish she took e-queries!

Martina Boone said...

Another great profile. Thanks for doing these Casey. They are such a gift!

BTW, she tweeted something interesting a few days ago:

"GET A BLOG (blogger is nice). Put a two-sentence desc. of ur book and contact info. I SCOUT. #pubtip, #askagent "

Julie said...

Wow! You profiled my agent!!! This was a great post; you did an excellent job describing Natalie and what she is looking for. She is WONDERFUL to work with - very approachable and accessible. I would highly recommend her to any serious authors who write in the genres she represents. ~ Julie Eshbaugh

Casey Something said...

Thank you for all the great comments, everyone.

Julie, great feedback! Thank you so much. She seems wonderful.

Ms. Fischer has reviewed her profile. Everything should be current!

Sherry said...

Great interview, Casey!

After reading it, I went to the website and read her Bio, then emailed her a query for my YA. I love the fact that she likes “beautiful dark” novels. ;-)

Casey Something said...

Did you read her submission guidelines, Sherry? The agency is snail-mail only right now.

Also, these are just profiles, not interviews.

Good luck! Maybe you'll get a response anyway.

Unknown said...

Great post! It also helped me connect with some of my agent sisters, so thanks for the links.

Ann Marie Wraight said...

This was oozing with personal and professional details Casey. EXCELLENT!

Shame about not accepting e-mail queries, though...at least not YET - right?

I always go to the pet peeves before anything else. I find it really enlightening and beneficial learning what people DISLIKE.


Faith E. Hough said...

Thanks, Casey! Your blog is SO helpful in the search-for-really-great-agents part of querying! Natalie sounds wonderful.

Ruth Donnelly said...

Great interview! Thanks for sharing this helpful information.

Carrie Harris said...

This is really a great idea, Casey. You = awesome!

Crystal said...

Great profile, Casey! Natalie seems like a wonderful agent to have for representation . . . thanks so much for your research! :)

Heather Boyd said...

I was all set to submit a historical romance mss to her but then I noticed the agency doesnt accept email query. A pity - she seemed a good fit for me.

Warhall said...

As of September Natalie is accepting e-queries. She asks for the query, synopsis, and first 15 pages in the body of the email. The address: nfsubmissions (at) dijkstraagency (dot) com.

Casey McCormick said...

Thanks Warhall! Updated submission guidelines.

Anonymous said...

Hi Casey,
Natalie has a new last name - didn't find her when I did my inital search here.

Unknown said...

As Anonymous said, Natalie got married last September, and is now Natalie M. Lakosil if anyone is looking for her.

Casey McCormick said...

Thanks Anon and S. Kyle. I got her profile updated!